Newbie mistake number 2 of colossal proportions. So I finally bought an external hard drive on the weekend. 1.5 TB for $100 bucks and came home from camping ready to back up all of my pics etc on my desktop. And it crashed the minute I turned it on. Take it to my tech. doc and he has to wipe it. Not sure if anything will be saved but sounds doubtful. Just wanted to share. make sure you back up your **** because this royaly bites.